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BREW NINJA VS. EKOS BREWERY SOFTWARE

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How does Brew Ninja Compare with Ekos Brewery Manangement Software? This article provides a feature vs. feature review, including which features are offered and at what pricing plan levels.
 
Later, we compare pricing. Ekos does not post their pricing on their website. Our comparison compiles information from their website and information provided to us by current and former Ekos brewery management software customers.
 
This review of Brewery Management Systems is useful for Brewery Owners, Brewery Managers, Brewmasters and Brewery Accountants. 

The Brew Ninja Promise:

1. Full Featured Software

2. Dedicated Support

3. Affordable Pricing

BREWERY SOFTWARE FEATURE COMPARISON

Compare Brew Ninja Vs. Ekos on a feature by feature basis

Brew Ninja Ekos
Sales and Customer Management CRM
Cost Accounting
Real Time Inventory
Manage Multiple Locations
Pro Plan
Full Featured Mobile App
6+ Customizable User Roles
Unlimited User Accounts
3, 7, 20 or Unlimited based on Plan
Unlimited Customer Support
Quickbooks Integration
Xero Integration
Square POS & E-commerce Integration
Plus & Pro Plans, Extra Cost
Canadian Local, Provincial & Federal Tax Reporting
SFCR - Canadian Compliant
Only if Lot Tracking Purchased
USA Local, State & Federal Tax Reporting
TTB - USA Compliance Reporting
Plus & Pro Plans
B2B Order Portal
Keg Tracking
+$99 on All Plans
Pro Plan Only
Lot Tracking
Pro Plan
Business & Accounting Reports
85+ Reports
Limited Reporting per Tier
Custom Reporting
By Request
DIY Builder
Beer XML Recipe Importing
Data Exporting

Brewery Management  Software in Review:
What's the difference between Ekos and Brew Ninja?

When we made Brew Ninja software we really wanted to address the gap in the market - full featured software that is affordable for breweries that are new, have just graduated from spreadsheets or are looking for tools that make growth possible.

For most breweries, user access and a mobile platform are essential. They allow your entire team to contribute to your brewery's success. 

It goes without saying that Breweries require production management and inventory control - however a feature that most new breweries want is Lot Tracking. It isn't a glamorous feature - but neither is an audit. Federal Governments in Canada and USA audit brewery compliance with EVERY brewery within the first two years of operation. Seems essential now - doesn't it?

Ekos is easily the most popular software for brewery management in the marketplace. They boast having over 10,000 customers, and that means that you don't have a voice with customer service. While Ekos is good at what they do, the primary complaint we hear is that their brewery management software is segmented into purchase packages. If you want more features, you pay more money. Secondly, that with their customer volume it can be difficult to have a voice with their customer service.

In contrast, Brew Ninja has tried to build the essential features into each plan, and our only add-on feature is Keg Tracking, which saves most breweries $10,000 a year. Each plan is customized for breweries of a certain scale so that those breweries will get huge value and be able to grow into the features and cost of the next tier. 

How Much Does Ekos Brewery Management Software Cost?

Ekos has three price plans: Essentials, Plus and Pro. Ekos Software does not post their pricing on their website for any subscription levels. This means that each brewery has to negotiate their pricing, their level of customer service and features. It also means that Ekos is able to (and does) increase their pricing at any time.

Luckily we have worked with a number of their former customers and have it from word of mouth.

For a brewery producing 10,000 bbl/year:

  • Ekos Essentials (base) package is $10,000 annually.
  • Upgrading to the Ekos Plus Package will cost an additional $6000 per year.
  • The top tier, Ekos Professional package is an additional $10,000 per year.

Ekos does offers a complete brewery software solution, however you will pay more for every feature group you need.

We recognize even with a laundry list of features to help your brewery, the true value is having all your data in one place and becoming the hub of your brewery operation.

Brew Ninja believes that all of the tools available to Enterprise-Level breweries can be utilized by breweries at any scale. Our pricing is tiered based on the size of your brewery production and starts at $99 per month.

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